BY GBENGA OLARINOYE
OSOGBO – THE ruling All Progressives Congress , APC, in Osun State, yesterday warned a serving minister from the South West, to steer clear of political matters in the state ahead of the August 9 governorship election.
This came as Governor Rauf Aregbesola warned that anyone who dare to rig the gubernatorial polls would face dire consequences.
The party warned that “there will be problems, if the minister replicates his activities in Ondo by-election, on August 9, during the governorship election in the state.”
The APC claimed it was aware that the Ondo State by-election incident was a test-run of what the minister and his counterparts alleged planned to do in Osun.
However, “As the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Ondo said of that event, those who try to influence the electoral process in Osun will burn their fingers.”
The APC, in a statement by the Party’s spokesman, Mr. Kunle Oyatomi in Osogbo, drew the attention of the public and security agencies to the alleged confusion and destabilization plans by the PDP, saying any attempt to use military men, police or armed youths to corrupt the electoral process would result in serious resistance by the APC.
Governor Aregbesola on his part spoke after commissioning 15 township roads in Ilesa area of the state.
Before the commissioning, he inspected the newly constructed 15 roads witnessed by a mammoth crowd before returning to Ibala Community Primary School for the commissioning.
Governor Aregbesola assured citizens of protection before and after the August 9 election saying “It will be practically impossible for PDP to ferment any trouble in any part of the state”.
He warned those allegedly planning to use federal might to rig Osun election, saying such group or individuals would face the wrath of the Osun people.